Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Common Name(s)

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, Staphylococcus aureus strains resistant to multiple antibiotics

MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is an infection caused by a particular strain of Staphylococcus bacteria that is resistant to commonly used antibiotics. Staphylococcus is a group of bacteria that can cause a range of diseases. Staphylococcus (often called staph, pronounced “staff”) is normally found in the nose and on the skin of 25-30% of the healthy population and generally causes no problems. Most staph infections, including MRSA start as small red bumps on the skin that resemble a pimple, boil or spider bite. Sometimes MRSA remains on the skin and causes painful sores requiring surgical drainage. Other times MRSA bacteria can burrow much deeper causing life-threatening infections of the bones, joints, bloodstream, lungs, or heart. At-risk people include those in medical facilities, especially those having surgeries, artificial joints, catheters or other invasive procedures where there may be openings or wounds in the body for the MRSA to enter. These cases are called health care -associated MRSA (HA-MRSA). In addition, MRSA can be spread in the community (community-associated MRSA or CA-MRSA) by skin-to-skin contact. At-risk individuals may include wrestlers who have close skin-to-skin contact, childcare workers or those living in crowded conditions. Homosexual men also have a higher risk for MRSA.

MRSA is diagnosed by taking a tissue sample of the affected area or nasal secretion samples to detect the presence of the MRSA bacteria. Because MRSA is resistant to many of the commonly used antibiotics, it is more difficult to treat. However, both HA-MRSA and CA-MRSA, still respond to certain antibiotics. Alternative treatment may include surgical drainage of the area of concern on the skin. If you think you may have MRSA or been exposed to it, please see a specialist to determine your risk. If you have MRSA, you may find it helpful to reach out to a support group in addition to talking with your doctor and specialists

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus" returned 2536 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Molecular analysis, biofilm formation, and susceptibility of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains causing community- and health care-associated infections in central venous catheters.
 

Author(s): Muhammad Sohail, Zakia Latif

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;51(5):603-609.

 

The behavior of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from central venous catheter-related infection was evaluated to determine its biofilm potential, antimicrobial resistance, and adhesion genes.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Investigation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among clinical isolates from humans and animals by culture methods and multiplex PCR.
 

Author(s): M M Rahman, K B Amin, S M M Rahman, A Khair, M Rahman, A Hossain, A K M A Rahman, M S Parvez, N Miura, M M Alam

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Staphylococcus aureus is responsible for large numbers of hospital-related and community-acquired infections. In this study, we investigated the presence of S. aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in 100 samples from animals (55 cattle, 36 dogs, and 9 cats) and 150 samples ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Healthcare-associated transmission of Panton-Valentine leucocidin positive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: the value of screening asymptomatic healthcare workers.
 

Author(s): Panagiotis Papastergiou, Eleni Tsiouli

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Three patients hospitalised in the coronary care unit of a general district hospital (England, UK) were tested positive for Panton-Valentine leucocidin methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonisation during their routine weekly screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus" returned 128 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Methicillin-resistant intracranial abscess: An analytical series and review on molecular, surgical and medical aspects.
 

Author(s): Veena Kumari Haradara Bahubali, Priya Vijayan, Vasundhra Bhandari, Nagarathna Siddaiah, Dwarakanath Srinivas

Journal: Indian J Med Microbiol. ;36(1):97-103.

 

Intracranial abscess caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is rare and unexplored. The aim of the present study is to examine the prevalence, clinical and molecular characteristics, treatment options and outcome of MRSA intracranial abscess over a period of 6 years.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Nasal carriage rate of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus among Iranian healthcare workers: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Mohammad Emaneini, Fereshteh Jabalameli, Hosseinali Rahdar, Willem B van Leeuwen, Reza Beigverdi

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;50(5):590-597.

 

Globally, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) remains a major cause of healthcare-associated infections. Healthcare workers (HCWs), patients and the environment may act as reservoirs for the spread of MRSA to patients and other HCWs. Screening and eradication of MRSA ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Successful rescue combination of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, high-frequency oscillatory ventilation and prone positioning for the management of severe methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia complicated by pneumothorax: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Hangyong He, Hao Wang, Xuyan Li, Xiao Tang, Rui Wang, Bing Sun, Zhaohui Tong

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To describe the experience of combination therapy with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation(ECMO), high-frequency oscillatory ventilation(HFOV) and prone positioning in treating severe respiratory failure caused by community acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus(CA-MRSA).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Vancomycin Dosage Adjustment for MRSA Infections
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

 

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2018

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Aerosolized Vancomycin in Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Pneumonia Under Mechanical Ventilation
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pneumonia, Staphylococcal; Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

 

Last Updated: 2 Mar 2017

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Initial and Chronic Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Infection in Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus; Cystic Fibrosis

 

Last Updated: 1 May 2018

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